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Better late than never, Letang returns

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Kris Letang consults with Mark Recchi. - CHRIS BRADFORD / DKPS

RALEIGH, N.C. -- It's not often that you can add a Norris Trophy-caliber defenseman to your lineup nearly a month after the NHL's trade deadline but that, in essence, is what the Penguins received Tuesday night against the Hurricanes.

After an 11-game absence, Kris Letang was back. The veteran skated with regular defense partner Brian Dumoulin and quarterbacked the second power play unit in a 3-2 shootout loss that he figured prominently in.

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